Velvet fields is an exhibition project built around the idea of an alienated human intimacy and the construction of the perfect romantic image. Itâ€™s an approach towards the increasing virtualisation of human behaviours and their relation to elusive and amorphous virtual clouds. The cloud as a symbol for divine mystery and protection signifies the generative, the destructive and the enigmatic. In that context I refer to the constant feed of contemporary iclouds, that extend the humanâ€™s environment and become therefor a symbol for the transcendental of our time.
In the images of this series I play with photoshop masks and artificial cloud-stamps that pretend to float in real environment, creating a connection between virtual and real space. The perfectly constructed image is faded out, what appears as the â€śb-side of the imageâ€ť are itâ€™s construction masks, digital retouching traces that form a certain kind of drawing. Instead of presenting the idealised, retouched images of bodies, I show retouching traces, abstract lines that appear during the optimisation generated compostions of human portraits. These abstractions are metaphors for a conception of the actual availability of the comprehensive and the fugitive. The visualization of photoshop masks, which usually serve the construction of supposedly perfect images, I set against the human body. Organic-carnal formations, surfaces that simulate rosy shimmering, translucent skin, are reminiscent of something unspecific-natural. I understand this practice as an contemporary development of abstract painting based on the improvement of virtualised body representations.
Soloshow @Galerija Photon, Ljubljana
pigmentprints, digitalprint on textile, print on glass